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vft1008 04-15-2021 03:27 PM

Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
https://www.wishtv.com/news/national...supreme-court/
by: Hanna Mordoh
Posted: Apr 15, 2021 / 06:00 AM EST / Updated: Apr 15, 2021 / 09:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (WISH) – On Thursday, a group of Democrats are reportedly planning to introduce legislation that would expand the number of Supreme Court Justices. According to Reuters, the proposal would add four more seats making 13 total.

Currently, the high court has nine justices, with a six to three conservative majority. Former President Donald Trump appointed three of those justices during his four years in office.

Overnight, Democrat New York Representative Mondaire Jones, tweeted “Our democracy is under assault, and the supreme court has dealt the sharpest blows. To restore power to the people, we must #expandthecourt.” Jones is one of the lawmakers we expect to hear from on Thursday.

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Rep. Mondaire Jones
@RepMondaire
Our democracy is under assault, and the Supreme Court has dealt the sharpest blows.

To restore power to the people, we must #ExpandTheCourt.

That's why I'm introducing the Judiciary Act of 2021 with @RepJerryNadler, @RepHankJohnson, and @SenMarkey to add four seats to SCOTUS.
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Andrew Solender
@AndrewSolender
NEW: Sen. Markey and Reps. Jones, Johnson and Nadler will announce a bill to expand the Supreme Court to 13 seats tomorrow.

"This bill marks a new era where Democrats finally stop conceding the Supreme Court to Republicans," says @brianefallon

More here https://forbes.com/sites/andrewsolen...9-to-13-seats/
6:06 PM · Apr 14, 2021

Last week, President Biden formed a bipartisan commission to study potential changes such as expanding or adding term limits. As of Thursday morning, it was not clear where he stands on this proposal. However, during the campaign, Biden repeatedly sidestepped questions on expanding the court.

The number of supreme court justices has been nine since 1869. Congress has the power to change that number and did so, in the past.

A bill to expand the Supreme Court would likely face an uphill battle since the senate is evenly divided. USA Today reports that on Wednesday night the topic came up during a judiciary committee hearing and had major push back from Republicans.

Now, all eyes are on a news conference scheduled for Thursday at 11:30 am, where Senator Ed Markey and House of Representatives members Jerrold Nadler, Hank Johnson and Mondaire Jones plan to introduce this legislation.


Chn 04-15-2021 03:40 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
Good thing that Pelosi has already killed this idea:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrews...h=7e7a23ee1a15

The Democratic party shouldn't escalate the battle over the courts for the sake of it. There are many issues with the system and the way that McConnel handled appointment, but expanding the Supreme Court is not the solution.

vft1008 04-15-2021 03:52 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
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Originally Posted by Chn (Post 759544)
The Democratic party shouldn't escalate the battle over the courts for the sake of it. There are many issues with the system and the way that McConnel handled appointment, but expanding the Supreme Court is not the solution.

Then what is the solution? R's keep fucking D's over and over.
D's are too scared to get rid of the filibuster when we all know R's would if they were in the position D's are in now.
The turtle got his way blocking Obama's nomination and then when people tried to hold him to the same standard as Trump was leaving, he was a two-faced asshole and guess what? The Rs got their way again.

There really needs to be some mudslinging. There needs to be some fucking scorched earth. Something needs to happen forcefully to put Rs in their place and for progress to happen.

As an extension of all this, Dreamers are going to get nothing out of this congress and are going to be screwed long term with McConnell's supreme court.

Enough is fucking enough.

justjohnjustice1988 04-15-2021 09:33 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
Not happening

dreamer12345 04-15-2021 10:01 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
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Originally Posted by justjohnjustice1988 (Post 759550)
Not happening

i'm with redhat on this one

2MoreYears 04-15-2021 10:02 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
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Originally Posted by justjohnjustice1988 (Post 759550)
Not happening

Not happening as in Trump getting relected not? Is that what you mean?

hDreamer1988 04-15-2021 11:22 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
I think it lip service to their liberal base. Someone what to fundraise off the bill, Pelosi already said it not making it to the floor.

FLDreamerrr 04-16-2021 01:13 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
Dead on arrival , similar to dream act

trac3rt 04-16-2021 01:17 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
Not happening, but neither the Senate or the House leader should have the power to block appointments by the president.

What i mean is, none of that "not on an election year" bullshit that the republicans pull only when it is inconvenient for them.

jwxie518 04-16-2021 08:48 PM

Re: Democrats plan to introduce bill to expand the Supreme Court
 
Waste of time. Do something more productive.... this is not the battle to have. D has only has 2 years before Senate majority is once again at risk - this is really not the time to try this shit lol


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